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Salted Caramel Apple Crisp Bars

Salted Caramel Apple Crisp Bars

kelsey
Move over, pumpkin! These Salted Caramel Apple Crisp bars will soon become your new fall favorite!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 squares

Equipment

  • Oven
  • 8x8 or 9x9 pan

Ingredients
  

Shortbread Crust

  • ½ c salted butter room temperature
  • 1 ¼ c flour
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Salted Caramel Apple Filling

  • 4 c peeled and thinly sliced apples
  • ¼ c caramel sauce (from jar)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ c flour

Topping

  • 6 tablespoon salted butter room temperature
  • ¾ c brown sugar
  • ½ c flour
  • ½ c oatmeal
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • additional caramel if desired

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8x8* square pan with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the butter, flour, brown sugar and salt. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Core, peel, and thinly slice 4-5 apples (or however many it takes to get 4 cups). Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the caramel, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar and flour. Pour over the apples and gently stir to coat the apples with the caramel mixture.
  • Spoon the apples over the crust and use your hands to press them down so they're in a nice even layer. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, use a fork to combine the butter, brown sugar, flour, oatmeal and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the apples and gently press down.
  • Bake an additional 35-40 minutes, or until the apples are soft.
  • Let cool; drizzle with additional caramel sauce and spinkle with additional salt, if desired. Serve as is, or with a scoop of ice cream!

Notes

*If you don't have an 8x8 square pan, I recommend using a 9x9 square pan.  Because the bars will be slightly thinner, it may take 5 minutes less in the oven.
Keyword apple crisp bars
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